Google “News Near You”

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Google has long let you look up local businesses on its mobile search page, leveraging the location services features on smartphones. Friday, they added local news.

The address is the same — news.google.com — and the sources are those already available via Google News. But now you are prompted to agree to share your location, rather than punch in a zip code or locale name on the personalized landing page.

the discovery engine doesn’t just leverage your location to tap into local sources for news, it also find stories about your location from publications that aren’t near you.

This HTML5 web page is super fast, and is utterly configurable except that you can’t bury “Top News”

 

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